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Do or Die: The Global Climate Summit in Paris

World leaders at the U.N. climate conference are trying for the 21st time to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Here's how they can finally reach meaningful agreements

  • November 24, 2015
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Confidence Is High for a Climate Deal in Paris [Video]

Confidence Is High for a Climate Deal in Paris [Video]

Despite some drama and tension at the COP21 meeting, world leaders and their negotiators are surprisingly optimistic Le Bourget, Paris — Momentum continues to build here for a landmark agreement to combat climate change. More than 170 countries have already submitted plans for climate steps they will take, which pave the way for a deal. Remaining issues include mechanisms for transparency that would ensure nations live up to their commitments, how much money will be available to help struggling nations adapt to climate change or deal with loss and damage from extreme weather, and whether commitments will be revisited and made more ambitious in the future. Yet hopes are high. As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry noted at an event today: "I am so hopeful that Paris will be a truly historic moment." This article was reproduced with permission and is a Nature Video production.

December 7, 2015
The Fragile Framework

The Fragile Framework

A Nature comic examines the 25-year quest for a climate treaty. Can nations unite to save Earth’s climate?

Paris Climate Talks: The Consequences of Climate Change

What will a world that is a few degrees hotter look like? As negotiators gather in Paris, reporter Adam Levy investigates some of the effects that temperature changes will have on our planet.This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on November 20, 2015. It is a Nature Video production.

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